Please join us in welcoming Karol Barker to the procurement services team. Karol was raised in Northeastern Oregon and spent her high school years in Southeastern Washington. She graduated from Elms College in Massachusetts, with a degree in Business Management. Most recently, she spent 22 years at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA, of which 9 years was in the Procurement, Contracts and Surplus Inventory Office. She has lived in Idaho, Washington, Ohio, New York and Massachusetts, and is now going to include Oregon. Stop by to meet her when you have a chance.
PCMM and E&I have been notified that Graebel Van Lines LLC (E&I Contract # CNR01258) will cease service operations as of Friday, March 17, 2017. Members in need of moving and relocation services are encouraged to utilize our agreements with SIRVA (Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines) or UniGroup (United Van Lines and Mayflower).
“All shipments currently loaded and on a truck will be serviced to completion per an Official Statement from Graebel Van Lines.
We apologize for the late notice and the additional leg work this may cause your organization.”
If you already scheduled moves through Graebel, please let us know we have alternatives. I will try to follow up with you via phone, but wanted to get this notification out to you ASAP. Hopefully this notice is early enough to provide you adequate notification. Please contact me if you need help lining up existing or future moving services.
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Click the link to read Kelly’s article, “The Power of Professional Relationships” featured in the Educational Procurement Journal.
On July 1st a few exciting changes are coming to you from Office Depot / Office Max:
GreenerOffice Delivery Service –OSU will switch to Office Depot / Office Max’s GreenerOffice Delivery Service. The new GreenerOffice™ Delivery Service will reduce deliveries made using cardboard boxes and plastic air pillows and replace it with recycled paper bags with a convenient handle. A significantly greater amount of wood is used in the production of corrugated boxes than what is used in the production of paper bags. The bags are much easier to open and you can conveniently reuse or recycle the bags if you wish.
Minimum Order Value Program – A new Minimum Order Value (MOV) Program of $50 will be in place. Orders that meet the minimum threshold of $50 will be processed with free next day shipping. Orders below the minimum threshold of $50 may still be processed but will incur a delivery charge of $5.95. When placing an order online, you may continue to add items to your shopping cart until you reach the MOV threshold. Once the threshold has been reached, you can proceed to online checkout.
These changes are a smart and resourceful way of consolidating orders and deliveries on campus, decreasing the overall use of packing material needed and reducing OSU’s environmental impact.
Press Release: Kelly Kozisek, Oregon State University, Elected President of National Association of Educational Procurement
June 8, 2016, Columbia, Maryland —The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), the nationwide organization focused exclusively on procurement in higher education, has announced the election of Kelly Kozisek, CPPB, CPPO, Chief Procurement Officer at Oregon State University, to the office of NAEP Board President. She took office on May 25, 2016 at a ceremony held during the Association’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
Currently the department head for Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, Ms. Kozisek has 28 years of experience in higher education procurement. Her volunteer work for NAEP includes service as chair of their 2016 Annual Meeting program committee and workshop presenter at the Association’s regional and annual meetings. She received her B.S. in Business Administration at Western Oregon University.
National Association of Educational Procurement
Founded in 1921, the National Association of Educational Procurement is based in Columbia, Maryland. More than 4000 procurement professionals representing 1,500 of our country’s most respected educational institutions are actively engaged in the association. Dedicated to professional development, community development and collaborative development, NAEP has on-staff resources and an active peer network easily available to all members to aid in the modeling of cutting-edge, cost-effective, socially responsible procurement practices and programs. NAEP delivers continuing professional development in face-to-face venues, webcasts and at its flagship event, NAEP’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, held every spring. More information on NAEP may be found at www.naepnet.org.
Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) invites you to attend a presentation by Office Depot/Office Max, an OSU Buy Orange Contracted Vendor, on April 6, 2016 at the LaSells Stewart Center from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. For full details on the presentation follow the link below. We hope to see you there.
Capital Projects Contract Administration has a new name and new location! They have been renamed Construction Contract Administration. While their name has changed, their function remains the same and that’s to manage sourcing and management of construction related services.
Construction Contract Administration merged with Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management in July 2015 and as of mid-March they are moving to the Property Services Building to join PCMM. Please feel free to stop by and visit them at their new location!
Effective February 1st, 2016 the Personal Services Invoice (PSI) will be retired and no longer a valid mechanism for processing payments to vendors for services. The PSI was originally created to help facilitate making payments for services where a vendor could not furnish an invoice of their own.
Over time the purpose and function of the PSI has grown confusing and cumbersome. There is substantial overlap with the “Payment Request Form.” So in an attempt to simplify the vendor payment process we felt it necessary to move forward with just one form, the Payment Request form.
The month of January will be used as a transitionary period in which current PSI forms can still be processed by the Business Center. At the beginning of February either a vendor invoice, payment request form, or reimbursement form should be used to initiate payment to vendors. If there is a need to contract for personal services valued under $5,000 please use the Personal Services Contract (PSC).
Christine Atwood and Lori Fulton were recently highlighted in the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council newsletter. They were recognized for their commitment to making a positive impact in the diverse supplier community:
We’re happy to announce that Capital Projects Contract Administration has moved from Capital Planning & Development to Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM). Having both goods and services and construction procurements all within one organization will help pool resources and fill in some gaps. Capital Projects Contract Administration manages all construction related procurements and contracts, including procurements under $25,000 that are subject to BOLI Prevailing Wage Rates. We welcome them to the PCMM team!